Academic - Engineering


American Institute of Steel Construction offers Civil Engineering students, undergraduate or graduate, the opportunity to gather on campus and meet as a group to exchange steel-related knowledge, engage in educational activities, or to network with peers and industry representatives. Additionally, AISC supports the Iowa State University's Student Steel Bridge Competition (SSBC) team. Moreover, a selected group of students will attend AISC's NASCC: The Steel Conference as a group every year.


Constitution / Tier

File IowaStateUniversityAISCConstitutionSigned1.pdf
Tier Student Organization - Affiliated

Membership Information

Student Members 31
ISU Members 1
Non-ISU Members 0
Allowed Members 40 to 50
Allowed Officers 8 to 10
Membership Qualifications No experience needed.
Membership Restrictions Have to be in Civil or Construction Engineering. All other majors have to be approved by the Cabinet.
Elections/Selection Elections are held in the Spring after the Steel Bridge Competition. Freshman Representative elections are held in the Fall.
Meetings Meetings are typically on Tuesday and Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

General meetings for the Fall and Spring are typically on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 pm. The first couple of meetings of a new year are strictly informational meetings and trainings. Then the meeting will take place in the lab, fabricating and welding the bridge. Moreover, AISC club sells pizza in Town Engineering Building weekly for fundraising.

Description of Special Events

AISC Studnet Steel Bridge Competition: The SSBC has two levels, regional competition and national competition. The Midwest Regional is typically late March and the National Competition is held in May.
NASCC: The Steel Conference: Every year, Iowa State University AISC Club sends around 8 students to the Steel Conference to show off the competition bridge.
Broomball: Every year, AISC club has a broomball team in the Fall and Spring.
Tours: Throughout the academic year, AISC club will tour manufacturing facilities of sponsors or steel fabricators.
Speaker Meetings: Couple times a semester, AISC will invite professional engineers to speak about the industry.